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Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong First in Asia to Offer Cancer Patients Image-Guided RapidArc® Radiotherapy Using the UNIQUE™ Radiotherapy System
Date:12/13/2010

NIQUE is the world's first single-energy radiotherapy system with image-guidance and RapidArc® treatment capabilities. It was developed to bring advanced cancer care to more patients around the world. It incorporates Varian's proven technologies for reliable and consistent dose control, delivery, and beam shaping.  The system is designed to treat the world's most common cancers, including in the head and neck, breast, cervix and prostate tumors.

"With its speed and image guidance capabilities, UNIQUE enables cancer clinics to provide quality care to more patients at a lower cost per treatment," said Tom Duffy, Varian's vice president of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region. "We are pleased to support Prince of Wales Hospital in making this technology available to patients in this region."

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY AT PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL

The Department of Clinical Oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong treats more than 3,600 cancer patients each year.  It is an institution that provides integrated radiotherapy, medical oncology, hematological oncology, and palliative care services.  The department is a pioneer in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma and a leading research center studying malignancies that are prevalent in Southeast Asia, including nasopharyngeal, lung, and liver cancers.  The new UNIQUE machine is the fifth medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems installed at the hospital over the last two years.

ABOUT VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a
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